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The Honorable Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, arrives at Maxwell to present Air War College faculty member Colonel Christopher C. Barnett the Silver Star and the Silver Star first oak leaf cluster, Jan. 19, 2017. Secretary James chose her last day to honor Barnett for his gallantry in connection with 2009 military operations against an armed enemy of the United States, as well as to announce upgraded medals awarded to seven additional Airmen. (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox)

James awards Maxwell Airman two Silver Stars
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James spent her final day in office honoring an Airman here Jan. 19, 2017. Before a packed auditorium of base leadership, River Region community leaders and Air University students, James presented two Silver Star medals to Col. Christopher Barnett for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009 on two separate occasions.
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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James is greeted by Phil Bryant, Mississippi Governor, and 81st Training Wing leadership at base operations Oct. 25, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. James was the guest speaker at the 38th Annual Salute to the Military at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center. The event recognized the men and women who serve in the military along the Gulf Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released) SecAF honors Gulf Coast service members at Salute to the Military
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James attended the 38th Annual Salute to the Military as the keynote speaker to honor service members from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast Oct. 25.James along with Senator Roger Wicker, Congressman Steven Palazzo and Southern Mississippi community leaders gathered to pay tribute to men and women who have and
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addresses basic trainees currently in the Basic Expeditionary Airmen Skills Training (BEAST) course March 22, 2016, at the 319th Training Squadron on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. James visited the 37th Training Wing to learn about the Forward Operating Base (FOB) of the Future project, a joint venture between the Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of Dayton Research Institute which converted one zone of the BEAST complex to generate onsite power from renewable energy. The data from this prototype will help guide remaining technology maturation efforts and potentially accelerates the modernization of FOBs throughout the Defense Department.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Johnny Saldivar)
James announces Office of Energy Assurance
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the establishment of the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance and conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 22.
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her "State of the Force" presentation during Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 26, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) State of AF: Modernizing for next offset strategy
Budget plans are poised to keep the Air Force atop of its game, with a new bomber and advanced technology to help Airmen execute a future offset strategy, the head of the service announced at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26.
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